Student Group

Are you intrigued by a career in museums? Ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes? Do you like to talk and think about museums?

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology Student Group welcomes undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in exploring museums with like-minded peers. Members participate in professional development opportunities, work on projects, take field trips to local museums, and regularly discuss issues facing museums today.

Express interest in joining the group.

Student Group Leaders

Bella Cavicchi is a sophomore planning to study theatre and education, with a particular interest in how the fields intersect via arts engagement and community outreach. She is excited to be one of two student leaders of the Haffenreffer Museum Student Group, as she loves connecting with others who enjoy visiting and discussing museums as much as she does!


Melissa Alvarez is a sophomore from Los Angeles and is interested in art history and cultural anthropology. She is interested in how museums preserve cultures through art and how, as institutions, they can work with the larger public to encourage community engagement. And fun fact: if she had to choose a favorite art historical period it would either be Northern Renaissance or Romanticism!